Medical students from Canberra's Australian National University have visited Cowra to get a taste of working and living in rural areas.
Thirty six students in their second year of studies met local doctors and toured Cowra Hospital, learning how regional health facilities operate.
The visit, part of ANU's Rural Week, was the first of its kind in Cowra.
Morgan Sheridan, who has lived in the country previously, said his view of rural medicine has changed on his trip.
"The reward of working here is the variety of work is incredible, and the challenge is the volume of work," he said.
He said rural GPs have a broader skill set.
Sarah Wood, a student originally from Sydney, said the tour had made her more likely to consider spending time in the country.
"When I started medicine I did not consider going rural," she said.
Her visit showed her there is support for medical students in the country.
Students also learnt about Aboriginal health issues and visited Yalbillinga Boori Day Care Centre and the Erambie - Yalbillinga Cowra Community outreach service to speak with elders about the Stolen Generation.
They met local doctors, medical students, hospital residents and GP registrars to find out more about working and living as a rural doctor in Cowra and the paths the district's different doctors travelled to get to where they are.
ABOVE: Cowra's Dr Hani Tawk teaches ANU medical students Sarah Wood and Morgan Sheridan during their visit on Wednesday.